Newswise — 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting Press Registration Closes Soon

The deadline for complimentary press registration for the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting is Wednesday, Oct.  23. To apply for press credentials, you will need to provide the following:

  • Photo identification (such as a driver’s license or passport)
  • Media identification certifying that you are a working member of the print, broadcast, or online media (such as a business card, accredited press pass, or an official media outlet-issued credential)
  • An assignment letter from an editor, assistant editor, assignment editor, or designated organization official confirming that the journalist will be representing the organization and explaining the intended use of the resulting coverage (bloggers may submit an overview of their blog and explain the intended use of the resulting coverage in lieu of an assignment letter)
  • Bylined, published work samples, preferably related to the practice of rheumatology (scientific research studies, textbooks, textbook chapters, brochure/promotional copy, etc. do not qualify as news coverage).

NOTE: Journalists who received credentials for the previous year’s meeting must submit bylined coverage from the meeting in lieu of general work samples. (If meeting coverage is behind a paywall, a username and password to access the coverage must be provided. This information will only be used to verify eligibility and confirm post-meeting coverage.)

Submit requests at

New this year is a discounted hotel rate for approved press. The ACR has a limited number of hotel room nights reserved for press that will be made available to approved individuals on a first come, first served basis. The deadline to for this is Thursday, Oct. 17. Please email [email protected] for more information


The American College of Rheumatology is an international medical society representing over 8,500 rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals with a mission to empower rheumatology professionals to excel in their specialty. In doing so, the ACR offers education, research, advocacy and practice management support to help its members continue their innovative work and provide quality patient care. Rheumatologists are experts in the diagnosis, management and treatment of more than 100 different types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. For more information, visit


About the ACR/ARP Annual Meeting

The ACR/ARP Annual Meeting is the premier meeting in rheumatology. With more than 450 sessions and thousands of abstracts, it offers a superior combination of basic science, clinical science, tech-med courses, career enhancement education and interactive discussions on improving patient care. For more information about the meeting, visit, or join the conversation on Twitter by following the official #ACR19 hashtag.